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Storm Advisory for September 21: NHL News, Rumors, Links and Daily Roundup

Don’t look now, but Vegas sees the Canes as a playoff team. (At least, one outfit does.)

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Jamie Kellner

Reading Assignments

  • With only two home preseason games, press row was busy last night with reporters shaking the cobwebs off. That means lots of game writeups. [News and Observer, Technician, Triangle Sports Net, North State Journal]
  • Luke DeCock’s first year covering the Hurricanes was the year Erik Cole was one of the last cuts of Canes camp. His reflection on Cole’s career, which officially ended with the new team ambassador signing a ceremonial contract to retire a Hurricane, is a must-read. [N&O]
  • Which prospects have caught Corey Pronman’s eye so far in the preseason? [The Athletic ($)]
  • In the 2010 Stanley Cup Final, Patrick Kane’s Game 6 Cup-winning goal may have spared tHe Blackhawks from an agonizing decision. [CSN Chicago]
  • Bovada gives the Canes over/unders of 92.5 points and 41.5 wins, which would be enough to take the second wild-card spot in the East. [Die By The Blade]
  • In addition to the comical numbers of slashing penalties, faceoff violations are the other big preseason emphasis, and they’re leading to unintended consequences. []